POSTED 5:06 p.m. EDT, September 18, 2007 LEAGUE SAYS NO AUTHORIZED COPIES OF TAPE WERE MADE The question of how the tape made by the Patriots in violation of league rules landed in the possession of FOX's Jay Glazer is becoming almost as intriguing as the original story itself. On Sunday, I reported for SportingNews.com that "several copies of the tape were made because several people outside of the league office -- such as members of the Competition Committee -- needed to see it." On Monday, Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports reported that the NFL was considering whether to investigate the manner in which the tape got into Glazer's hands, and that Commissioner Roger Goodell is "exceptionally angry" about the fact that the tape was leaked. Earlier today, we wrote a blurb about Cole's item, and in it we ran a link to my SportingNews.com item regarding the report that several copies of the tape were made. But NFL spokesman Greg Aiello now says that no "authorized" copies of the tape were released by the league office, either to the Competition Committee or to anyone else. "We do not know how Glazer obtained it," Aiello said. "It should not have happened."If that's accurate, then the leak either came after the tape arrived at the league office -- or before. If, as we suggested earlier in the day, someone at the Meadowlands copied the thing, then Glazer could have gotten his hands on it without getting it from the league office.